Title

Modeling and analysis of a bifacial grid-connected photovoltaic system

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

7-11-2012

Publication Title

2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

First page number:

6

Abstract

This paper evaluates the performance of a 1 kW bifacial grid-connected PV system. The array is mounted vertically facing west on a building roof for the purpose of generating power during the late afternoon hours, thus assisting with peak load demand. Simulated solar irradiance received by both sides of the array and power production are compared to measured values. The need for better models to estimate diffuse and reflected radiation for bifacial PV studies is addressed. The impact of shading caused by module frame design on the daily array power generation curve is analyzed.

Keywords

Arrays, Photovoltaic systems, Sun, Power measurement, Temperature measurement, Production

Language

eng

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